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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The tanks at the Savannah River Site near Aiken leak, and the question is are they a threat in Savannah?

Plenty of people are concerned about it at the Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board meeting.  They voted to ask the Department of Energy to host meetings in the area to talk about the potential dangers of radioactive waste leaking into the Savannah River.

"These tanks pose the greatest environmental risk in South Carolina. The risk goes unstated.  What does that mean? The citizens, we're left wondering. Well, it sounds very serious, but it's never stated as to what the risks are," Marolyn Parson, Citizen Advisory Board for Savannah River Site.

Parsons also says the tanks are at least fifty years old, and she claims many of them started leaking years ago.  

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